Norwegian Cruise Line announced the change on Saturday and said passengers would be notified.
Norwegian Escape is currently navigating a safe course around the path of the storm. As earlier reported, the ship is carrying passengers from the abbreviated prior cruise plus others from Norwegian Sky, who were not able to get flights out of South Florida ahead of Irma.
Norwegian Escape was in Cozumel Saturday, where it's scheduled to stay until 7 a.m. Sunday. Passengers who have secured flights may disembark the ship in Mexico if they wish.